Ahead of Opera Theatre Company’s production of La Bohéme at the end of the month, here’s a gallery of images from the opera to appeal to all you Romantic bohemians.
Set in 1930s Paris, a chance encounter in a freezing attic results in a red-hot affair between penniless poet Rodolfo and innocent seamstress Mimi. But will their love be strong enough to survive against the odds?
One of the most popular operas ever, Puccini’s memorable score, with ravishing music and thrilling arias, will enchant audiences of all ages, and this timeless classic promises a breathtaking and emotional experience.
Acclaimed Irish soprano Máire Flavin makes her role debut as Mimi in this production. A former OTC Young Associate Artist, Máire has also appeared with Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera and Glyndebourne and is a regular soloist with RTÉ NSO.
The role of Rodolfo is sung by Argentinian tenor Pablo Bemsch, who is a regular performer at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and has also performed at Zürich Opera House and Opera de San Juan, Argentina. Pablo studied at Musikhochschule Stuttgart and was a member the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme and also a member of Zürich Opera Studio.
La Boheme also stars Sinead Campbell-Wallace (Musetta), Charles Rice (Marcello), Padraic Rowan (Colline) and Rory Musgrave (Schaunard), together with a professional chorus of twelve and a thirteen member chamber orchestra conducted by Andrew Greenwood.
La Bohème will be sung in Italian with English surtitles.